August 27, 2014 I’ll be living on a ship for three and a half months, but something I didn’t consider was my lack of nautical term knowledge. I really thought the crew would just use it and everyone else would speak English. Instead, I am told to go “aft to deck,” or “meet at starboard… Read More “If Nautical Nonsense Be Somethin’ You Wish”
August 26, 2014 On day four of our voyage we are passing through the Kiel Canal (that’s Germany) on our way to Russia. We’ve been passing through for hours now and I’m actually ready to hit the open sea again. Here’s a cool pic though. Seasickness has not taken me yet, although some of my… Read More Riding the Waves
When I tell people that I will be participating in Semester at Sea for the next three and a half months, they usually ask what that consists of. After telling them, I have received a wide array of responses over the past few weeks. Here are some of my personal favorites. “You’re going WHERE?” “That… Read More Say What?
Okay, readers. This is it. The big news. For the next few months “What Are This?” will be a little different. IT’S GOING GLOBAL! For the fall semester this year I will be studying abroad… in a big way. This isn’t your average student trip that many college students today go on – where they… Read More Sail with Me